Marius Oosthuizen

Motivational Speaker and Futurist - Johannesburg
Marius Oosthuizen


Marius is a strategist and entrepreneur with a background in theology. After living abroad in Canada as a rotary international exchange student, he worked in the non-profit sector and civil society formations in South Africa for ten years, where he held various positions including head of project management and executive board memberships.

He has studied leadership and ethics, systems thinking and social change theory, forecasting, scenario planning, strategic planning and change management and enjoys helping leaders think about the future in ways that integrate strategy and ethics. ​​

He is a member of faculty at GIBS, as well the the programme manager for the ‘Future of Business in South Africa Project’, a future studies project in the Centre for Business Analysis and Research. His focus is on looking at the future of key industries and sectors within the South African economy, within their larger political and social context nationally, regionally and globally. ​​

Marius is an experienced lecturer and public speaker, and teaches in the areas of strategic foresight and anticipatory management, scenario planning, leadership and strategy, ethics and systems thinking. He enjoys working with leaders from across the private sector, public sector and civil society on understanding complex problems. He is the principle at CUSP Consulting (Pty) Ltd. which offers organisational development and training interventions, research and policy analysis. ​​


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